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on an fbi sting that brian ross covered many years ago. knows firsthand. tonight he sits down with the con man behind it all. what he wants now. >> reporter: the movie "american hustle" is based on the real life fbi sting on congress. called abscam. it was a huge scandal when it was first revealed 34 years ago. one of the first big stores i broke as a network correspondent. investigators calling operation abscan the most important since water gait. captivating the country. it focused attention on the con man and fbi informant who was behind it all. in "american hustle" he is called irving played by christian bail. bail is a dead ringer for the actual con man and informant right down to the tinted glasses and hair comover. his name is mel weinberg. rooting for bail to win an os r oscar. that's you? >> yeah that's the way my hair combed over. >> reporter: weinberg's biggest complaint is the casting of his wife played by jennifer lawrence who he says seemed hotter than his miss rouse played by amy adams. >> it should have been the other way around. it should be always your wife. >> reporter:
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